Only 11 years old, Keed and three of his closest friends started freestyling. By the age of 13, he wrote his first song. Born and raised in lower income Kansas City, Missouri, Keed moved from neighborhood to neighborhood using his musical talent to establish his credibility and bonds with his peers. After being in many groups, he dropped his first solo project at the age of 18. As of 2012, he has released 5 solo albums, 6 radio singles, and featured on dozens of other albums.
Keed Tha Heater grew up listening to relevant Hip-Hop released at the time such as: Spice 1, Ghetto Boys, NWA, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mase, DMX, 2Pac, Biggie, Missy Elliot, Nonchalant, Outcast, No Limit Records, and Juvenile. Keed has close relationships and respect from many of the local talent such as Big Ben, Marley Young, Royal Flush, and D2R ENT. Bleu Room ENT signed Keed for a single album deal, but after the label separated, Keed was on his own again and released the album mostly produced by Kevin Johnson AKA Churchboi.
In an effort to follow his dreams, Keed moved to Detroit Michigan in 2007 to work with local talent there such as Hood Stars. After a few months in Detroit, he took friends advice and moved to Ohio for 6 months. Desperate to make his career work and learning from failed endeavors, Keed moved to the new Hip-Hop capital of the time, Atlanta. After a rough start, he meet up with an old friend Southern Slang who introduced him to AC Banger who signed him to a group deal Fi Squad Entertainment.. Turmoil from conflicting visions caused the group to crash but built a bond and Keed’s only option was to come home. After a week in Kansas City, a debilitating car wreck left him going through months of treatment. During the seven month recovery, Keed dropped his first radio single “I’m On,” which spun for a successful 4 months. With a new outlook on life, continued efforts and determination, Keed has featured on countless songs, dropped 5 more singles, and 4 albums.
Keed’s first-born has inspired a trilogy with the titles “Ultrasound,” “Contractions,” and “BirthmarKc.” “Contractions” was released April 12, 2012 and “BirthmarKc” is expected to drop by the end of the year.